embedding Python: how to avoid memory leaks?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri Mar 10 08:48:48 CET 2006

Andrew Trevorrow wrote:
> Surely that's a bug that should be fixed.  There should be some way
> to tell Python "release all the memory you've ever allocated and
> start again with a clean slate".

This bug cannot be fixed in any foreseeable future.

> I've been told that the next version of Python will release memory,
> so that's good news.  You can get it now if you're willing to build
> Python from the latest source code.

That still won't release all memory - only the arenas that don't
have live Python objects on them anymore.


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